Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1917 — Many new cases of anthrax on Maui. Rapid spread of disease during week confirms belief in malicious character of its spread — fine horses miles from other cases die.
75 Years Ago
1942 — Maui’s businessmen, industries and housewives this week joined in the nationwide drive to collect scrap rubber for war uses. Service stations are being equipped to weigh the rubber and are being provided with money to pay for it at the rate of 1 cent per pound, although nearly all of the rubber collected in the nation thus far has been given to the cause.
50 Years Ago
1967 — The Lahaina Restoration Foundation plans to open the Hale Pa’i Printing Museum on the Lahainaluna High School campus to the public sometime this summer. The foundation will have three exhibits in operation this summer. The others are the bark “Carthaginian,” the floating whaling museum in the Lahaina Small Boat Harbor, and the historic missionary Baldwin Home.
25 Years Ago
1992 — Kahoolawe can be cleared of unexploded ordnance to the extent necessary for use as an educational and cultural park for far less than previously estimated. An expert in detection of metals and unexploded ordnance estimates the island could be satisfactorily cleaned up for about $72 million.
10 Years Ago
2007 — Researchers have identified a predatory wasp in Africa that may be the solution to the wasp infestation that has wreaked havoc on Hawaii’s wiliwili trees. If further testing confirms that it would be safe to introduce the predator, that could come as soon as September.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.